True success requires respect, appreciation, integrity, and patience—all of which are traits that by human nature are genuinely difficult to attain—especially in the face of modern marketers who relentlessly deceive us, control our thoughts, and usurp our independence in order to increase their bottom line.
us to believe that living a selfish life, involving nothing but the pursuit of money and fame will bring success and happiness. Money is comparable to the often-mentioned new toy—fun while it is brand new and fresh, but terribly boring and unexciting after a few hours of play.
All the money in the world cannot teach respect or courtesy – that only comes with a good up-bringing and a strong concern for the feelings of others.
Can money give one the gift of patience or leadership or appreciation or courage or friendship or even generosity?
Though money can buy conveniences and comforts, one needs much more than superficial luxuries to live a successful, well-balanced life. For example, money can not make one knowledgeable or wise – that only comes with hard work and committed study.
And money can not help one forge a long-term relationship with husband or wife – that only comes through love, commitment, and sacrifice.Contrary to the popular myth, money does buy happiness or make a successful person.When a person allows his mind to be restrained by mainstream television, magazines, and the internet, becoming successful is an impossible task.Ironically, the most well-liked and popular people often have less confidence, talent, and freedom than those who choose to follow the compass of their hearts instead of the mainstream culture.In the words of Tony Long, a journalist for Wired News, “What is a hipster, after all, other than a successful slave to the dictates of the pop culture police?Fortunately, there is a way to stop this disgraceful masquerade before all Americans end up deprived of their wool—or worse—sent to the slaughterhouse.In order to return to the traditional definition of success, Americans must cast off the lifestyle that they have been force-fed and build a better one!In the words of Bill Fitz Patrick, founder of the American Success Institute, a successful person is “strong when toughness is required and, at the same time, patient when understanding is needed.” to be truly successful? It is not easy to become successful and hardly anyone is successful – but it is a noble goal to strive for.Maybe I’m not meant to be successful.” or “This ‘success’ thing is just too much work. Just like everything else in life, becoming successful takes practice; no one becomes a success overnight.Emerson teaches that learning to appreciate the subtleties in life can make it that much more enjoyable and interesting.In addition, volunteering time and energy to good causes, like helping the community, not only benefits others, but brings happiness and satisfaction.